Each year, Northeast agricultural credit associations and CoBank award grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to help organizations promote awareness and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products in the six New England states, New York and New Jersey. Since its inception in 1996, the Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program has awarded more than two million dollars in grants to organizations across the Northeast. Learn more about the projects we support and what some of the recipients say about the AgEnhancement Grants
Applications are accepted three times a year:
April 1st, August 1st and December 1st
Eligible projects are ones that promote and strengthen the agriculture, forest products or commercial fishing industries in any of the following ways:
Development of young and beginning farmers
Develop a greater understanding of agriculture
Recognize the accomplishments of ag leaders
Study the economic viability of agriculture
Promote interest in the industry
Impact the Northeast (statewide and regional projects also eligible)
The following projects are not eligible:
County or local school projects
Programs and projects of non-agricultural charities
Contributions for political support purposes, scholarships or memberships in professional societies or trade organizations
General operating funds and ongoing program support
Support for website administration and enhancement
Capital or building projects
Projects for an individual or individual farm operation
Funding for annual state meetings general business or corporate meetings or regularly scheduled conferences
Indirect costs associated with sponsored projects
Proposals for Northeast Farm Credit AgEnhancement grant funding will be considered three times per year.
Application materials must be received by the close of business April 1, August 1 and December 1. Receipt of projects after these dates will be held for consideration in the next review. It is recommended that the application be submitted in a grant cycle well in advance of the project date so that if the project is funded, the applicant will receive funding prior to the project start date. For example: if the project date is August 29-31, 20XX, then the application should be submitted for the April 1 grant cycle.
Applicants will be notified by email that the application has been received. Applicants are encouraged to contact AgEnhancement if they do not receive an acknowledgement email.
Notification of the funding decision will normally be within 30 days of the application deadline.
Complete the AgEnhancement application at the bottom of this page.
Upload a letter to the AgEnhancement Application outlining the purpose of the proposed program, activity or event and describing how it will be conducted.
Up to three pages supporting materials may also be included.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Cost Share
- Cover Crops
- Forest Management
- Certified Grassfed
- High Tunnel
- Certified Organic
- Air Quality
- Alternative Energy
- Soil Health
- Wildlife and Pollinator Habitat
- Water Quality
- Precision Ag
- Nutrient Management
- Carbon Capture
- Grazing Management
- Reduced Inputs
Community Connect Grants
Rural Development · Due Jun 20
- Cost Share
Emergency Relief Program (ERP)
Farm Service Agency · Due Jul 14
- Disaster Relief
Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for Distressed Borrowers
Farm Service Agency
- Socially Disadvantaged
- Disaster Relief
Farm Credit East
Minimum Award Amount
January 1, 500
Maximum Award Amount
Updated July 8, 2022
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